Hiring a Professional Pest Control Company
Pest control should be taken seriously at any home or office. There are many types of pests that can carry disease that can be transmitted to people by coming in contact with surfaces that we may be touching every day. That is one reason that pest control is such an important aspect of living. Most people just think about getting rid of roaches, ants, bed bugs or mosquitoes when they talk about pest control, but in fact it means so much more. Here are some reasons why pest control should mean more to you and you should reconsider the amount of effort you put into hiring a pest control company and setting up a regular service.
Disease – There are many types of pests such as rats and mosquitoes that carry disease that can be passed on to a person or pet. You don’t need to be bitten to contract one of these diseases; you simply need to touch a surface that a rat has ran across and possibly left fecal matter.
Asthma – If you have anyone living in your home that has any level of asthma, cockroaches can cause respiratory problems. Cockroaches shed their exoskeleton that can sluff off and hang around in the air, which in turns causes breathing problems for asthmatics.
Fires – There have been house fires that can be blamed on rodents such as rats. Rodents tend to go into walls and attics of homes and will chew away the wires and cords that have electrical current running through them. This can mean that the rubber coating is gone which protects the wire from getting too hot and possibly sparking and beginning a fire.
Food – Did you know that 20% of all the world’s food is consumed by rodents? This is a problem and most places that are growing and packing the world’s food use a professional pest control service. Can you imagine what those numbers would be if they all stopped using a pest control service?
Bites and Stings – There are thousands of people admitted to the emergency rooms across the country because of a bite or sting from a pest. There are many people that have a severe allergy to some pests and require medical attention if they come in contact with one. There are also pests like spiders where even if you don’t have an allergy, you can still have a severe reaction to a bite.